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The One Time You Don’t Want Your Kids To Be Quiet -Drowning Doesn’t Look Like Drowning!

In many child drownings, adults are nearby but have no idea the victim is dying. Here’s what to look for. Children playing in the water make noise. When they get quiet, you get to them and find out why. Drowning … Continue reading

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From Ouch to Ahhhh – Great Ways to Treat Sunburn

I know that usually you are very good about sun protection but even the most sun savvy of use sometimes find ourselves looking like a lobster after a long day at the beach, it hurts and you need relief now! … Continue reading

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Would You Buy A Sunscreen That Warned You To Avoid The Sun For A WEEK?

By now more and more of us are aware that we have to wait up to half an hour for our sunscreens to start working, but what if you had to WAIT A WEEK before going out in the sun! … Continue reading

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How Often Should You Reapply Sunscreen?

Skin Cancer awareness month helps us to focus on the details.  You may use sunscreen every time you go out, but do you know how long it protects you?  The time between apply and re-apply may be shorter then you … Continue reading

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Spray Sunscreen – Is It Safe?

Sunscreens that come in a spray can seem like a pretty great idea; you can spray an even layer onto the skin and reach areas that you couldn’t otherwise reach, such as your back. However, when you use a spray … Continue reading

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What Types Of Sunscreen Work the Best?

May is Skin Cancer Awareness month, and we are always looking for the best ways to protect our family from unnecessary sun damage.  So what type of sunscreen works the best? Below I’ll be sharing some great information that will … Continue reading

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Should I Use “2 in 1” Sunscreen And Insect Repellent Or Separate Products?

When preparing for a beautiful summer hike most likely you’ll have sunscreen and insect repellent in your handy backpack or a combination cream including both ingredients. Any time we can reduce the number of items we need to bring along … Continue reading

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Planning Your Landscaping – Which Are The Best Trees For Shade?

At the end of last year we took out our massive Ficus tree as it’s thirsty roots were a danger to our plumbing, and its weighty branches and even bigger danger to ours and our neighbors houses. However this will … Continue reading

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Outdoor Living – Give Your Old Patio Furniture A New Look

We bought our pation furniture quite a few years ago, living in So Cal we get very little “winter” so we leave it outside year around and it takes quite a battering from the elements. It was not the prettiest … Continue reading

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DIY Fly Trap – put an end to nasty pests – FREE

We spend a lot of time outside & one of our big challenges with outdoor living are a huge quantity disgusting flies! In the past I’ve bought traps and bait (that smelled foul) & they have been really helpful. However … Continue reading

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